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Cathleen

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Gender: Female Origin of Cathleen: Spelling variation of Kathleen Meaning of Kathleen: Anglicized form of Irish Caitlin, "pure"

The name Cathleen is a girl's name . Cathleen and is often added to lists like International Variations of Catherine and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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Way more unusual, and distinctive, than the now-cliched K version.

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danirose01 Says:

2017-06-01T19:48:03

Cathleen/Kathleen is one of those names I can imagine on any age girl or woman. Kit is probably my favorite of the nickname options.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-15T20:31:29

I do like Cathy, but agree about Catie. You can still spell Katie and Kate in the usual way, even if you spell Cathleen or Catherine with a C. Same goes for Kitty.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-15T20:28:34

I love this name so much more when it is spelt this way. I first saw the spelling in "Gone With The Wind". It's one of the best names that I really associate with that novel, along with Tara.

Jinxgirl Says:

2015-06-18T14:33:26

Cathleen is pretty and sweet, but I wouldn't want a Cathy and I don't like how Catie looks. Cat or Leena might be okay

Jo Jo Says:

2015-05-12T11:35:04

It's amazing what one letter's difference can make...this version seems so much more youthful and fresh than its K counterpart.

Cathleen Calvert is a character in 'Gone With the Wind'

DrHenry Says:

2015-01-03T12:08:01

Cathleen looks like Canteen to me. I also feel like it's at risk of being nicknamed to Cathy. It's unfortunate some annoying pathetic reality TV stars have cheapened K names to the point where most normal people want to avoid giving their child a Name with the same initial. even a legit one. But Kathleen still would get my vote over Cathleen.

Saffron_Rice Says:

2014-12-13T12:13:31

I prefer Cathleen to Kathleen - looks younger and fresher. I love it as a middle name.